How to create a profile for your loved one
companiions takes the struggle and stress out of arranging care. But before you can start finding and booking companiions, you’ll need to create a profile for your loved one. The good news is it’s easy when you know how.
Begin with the brilliant basics
First up, you’ll need to sign up yourself. This is where you’ll enter some basic details, like your name, email address, phone number and date of birth. At this stage, you’ll also create a password. Make sure it’s strong enough, to keep your account safe. It should be longer than 8 characters, contain a mix of numbers and letters.
Once you’ve verified your account, you can go to Account Settings to create a profile for your loved one. Again, we’ll ask for some basic details first, including their name and date of birth.
Upload a photo
You’ll need to add a photo of your loved one, so potential companions can put a face to a name and recognise them if and when they visit. There’s no need for fancy photography here. Just share a shot that you love (and that your loved one is comfortable with). As always, a smile goes a long way.
Write a bio
Tell potential companions a bit about your loved one. A few sentences will do the trick. This is your chance to give others a sense of their personality, their hobbies and interests, and to talk in more detail about their companionship needs.
Are they looking for someone to help with the chores? Or after they mostly after friendship and a good chat? Whatever it might be, let companions know.
Include key information
In order to find a companion that’s the right match for your loved one, it’s important to include any other key information that might affect any visits.
Does your loved one have any special needs? Do they have a disability, or any access requirements? What about allergies? Or medication? This is your chance to detail it all in one place, so companions are always aware and you don’t have to keep repeating yourself.
Add their hobbies and interests
Companionship is all about togetherness. You’ll want your loved one and the companion to share fun, meaningful conversation and even activities. So it’s always worth adding your loved one’s hobbies and interests.
Whether it’s baking, crosswords, thriller movies or painting, let companions know what makes your loved one tick.
Consider including a video
It’s by no means a must, but if you and your loved one are comfortable uploading a video, go ahead and do it. This gives companions a chance to get to know your loved one before they meet. It can also help to build your loved one’s confidence.
You can always be in the video together, so you’re loved one doesn’t have to go it alone. You can simply say hello to the companions watching, share a little about yourselves and describe the kind of companionship your loved one wants and needs.
Once you’ve created your loved one’s profile, you can go ahead and start searching for companions and sending booking requests. Ready to tell our community about your loved one?
Got any questions? Visit our Help & Support page.